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ACTIVITIES Hanoi Thursday, 07 April 2016

Vietnam Highlight Tour 13 days/ 12 nights

With the package tour, tourists will be visited in the most beautiful destinations in Ho chi Minh city, Hanoi and Halong bay like the War Remnants Museum

With the package tour, tourists will be visited in the most beautiful destinations in Ho chi Minh city, Hanoi and Halong bay like the War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels, French Quarter, Hanoi Old’s Quarter, Water Puppet Show, etc. And especially, tourists will be contemplated the beauty of the world’s heritage, Halong Bay.

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Today you’ll land in Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport). Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver of Crossing Travel at airport then transfer to hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, our guide will pick up at hotel and head to Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese soldiers during their struggle for independence.

Arriving at Cu Chi, you’ll spend time to explore the maze of tunnels including the secret cellar- door, museum of self- made weapons, shooting range, garment- factory ammunition to deeply understand how the Vietnamese soldiers were able to survive in this tiny underground network.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Full Day to Mekong Delta/ River Boat Trip (B, L)

On this day, you will depart to the Mekong Delta for one day trip. Upon arrival in My Tho, you will enjoy a boat cruise along the river and take a short walk to a handicraft workshop where products are made from coconut trees. Moreover, you will have an exciting experience when riding a horse-drawn cart, a traditional vehicle of the locals, to visit a local house and taste a cup of tea together with home grown fruits. Move to sampan and along small canals in the Mekong Delta. After lunch, you will visit a family-run business making coconut candy before returning to My Tho and come back to Ho Chi Minh City. On the way back, you will stop for visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda if time is available.

Sleep at hotel in HCM city centre

Day 4: Fly to Hue/ Tour the Old Imperial City (B, L)

Let Hue city tour enlighten and inspire you after a short break time when you arrive in Hue in the morning. Our local guide will take you on a dragon boat and start visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Tu Duc King. These are attractive historical destinations, which bring you unforgettable memories with beautiful view, nice photos and their own interesting stories. At noon, you will have a delicious lunch at the city center. After a short rest, you’ll continue visiting the Royal Citadel and the Royal Arena before visiting the bustling Dong Ba market. Get back to the hotel for check in, relax and overnight. 

Sleep at the hotel in Hue.

Day 5: Thien Mu Pagoda/ Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (B, L)

Just outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue's most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s. Overnight in Hue City.

Day 6: To Danang/ City Sightseeing- Hoi an (B, L)

Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings. Stop at My Khe Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Arrive Hoi An Town, check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An Excursion/ Thu Bon River Boat Trip (B, L)

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as "Faifo" to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thun Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous "Cua Dai Beach," with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: My Son Sanctuary half day tour & free go shopping (B, L)

Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch. In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Leave Hoi An for Hanoi (B)

Enjoy the time in Hoi An - heaven of shopping place in Vietnam until noon time. You leave Hoi An transfer to Danang Airport in the afternoon fly to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi airport, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Free for leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Sightseeing full day (B, L)

Our tour guide will welcome your at Noi Bai International Airport and transfer you to Hanoi Old’s Quarter. Tourists will relax and then enjoy Hanoi City Tour.

Tourists can choose two options with Hanoi tours: Hanoi City Tour and Hanoi Street Food Tour.

Option 1: Hanoi City Tour by motorbike in 4 hours

With the tour, tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to highlight destinations in Hanoi like Hanoi Opera House, Temple Of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Long Bien Bridge, etc. Besides, tourists also have chance to enjoy some famous specialties of Hanoi like egg coffee, Phở and so on.

Option 2: Hanoi Street Food Tour in 3 hours

With the tour, tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and lead to go around Hanoi’s Old Quarter to try famous street foods of Hanoi like Phở, egg coffee, grilled pork with vermicelli, mixed fruit, etc.

Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 11: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on board (B, L, D)

To experience the tranquil Hanoi, you are suggested to wake up early for enjoying Hanoi morning sounds, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and doing Tai Chi exercise with locals. Your Halong trip will be started after you come back to hotel for freshen up and breakfast. 

After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals. 

Overnight on board.

Day 12: Halong Bay Cruise- Hanoi (B, L)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and you’ll then be transferred to Hanoi.

Free for personal activities in Hanoi. 

Sleep at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 13: Hanoi Conclude/ Departure (B)

You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable trip with Crossing Travel. Good bye & see you again!

What’s Included:

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • Internal flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh City – Hue, Danang - Hanoi (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.

What’s Excluded:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc

Please contact us for the best price!

Accomodation

Locations

Option 1

Option 2

Saigon

Signature hotel

Grand Silkverland hotel

Hue

Hong Thien 1 hotel

Camellia hotel

Hanoi

Indochina legend or Essence Hanoi hotel & spa

Apricot hotel or Hilton garden hotel

Halong Cruise

Aclass legend cruise or Stellar Cruise

Sealife Huong Hai Cruise or Royal Wings Cruise

 

Gallery 

Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature
Hue Citadel
Hue Citadel
Hoi An ancient town
Hoi An ancient town
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Da Nang City
Da Nang City
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnel
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